US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 27th May, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 OH GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-8 (1 week at #1)
2 3 I’LL TAKE YOU THERE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-8
3 1 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-13
4 5 LOOK WHAT YOU’VE DONE FOR ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-9
5 13 THE CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-12
6 10 MORNING HAS BROKEN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-9
7 8 TUMBLING DICE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-5
8 4 I GOTCHA / A MOTHER’S PRAYER –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-19
9 14 SYLVIA’S MOTHER –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-9
10 12 HOT ROD LINCOLN –•– Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Paramount)-10

11 21 NICE TO BE WITH YOU –•– Gallery (Sussex)-14
12 19 (Last Night) I DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-9
13 15 LITTLE BITTY PRETTY ONE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-6
14 7 BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW –•– The Stylistics Featuring Russell Thompkins Jr. (Avco)-14
15 11 DAY DREAMING –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-11
16 17 SLIPPIN’ INTO DARKNESS –•– War (United Artists)-19
17 29 IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-5
18 27 SONG SUNG BLUE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-4
19 25 DIARY –•– Bread (Elektra)-6
20 28 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN WITH THE ONE I LOVE –•– Love Unlimited (Uni)-9

21 22 I SAW THE LIGHT –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-8
22 24 ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-8
23 9 BACK OFF BOOGALOO –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-9
24 18 DOCTOR MY EYES –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-11
25 26 TAXI –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-12
26 6 ROCKIN’ ROBIN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-12
27 16 VINCENT / CASTLES IN THE AIR –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-11
28 34 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-11
29 46 TROGLODYTE (Cave Man) –•– The Jimmy Castor Bunch (RCA)-3
30 35 ASK ME WHAT YOU WANT –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-10

31 59 AMAZING GRACE –•– The Pipes and Drums and the Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (RCA)-2
32 36 ISN’T LIFE STRANGE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-6
33 39 OLD MAN –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-5
34 40 SOMEDAY NEVER COMES –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-4
35 38 LOVE THEME FROM “THE GODFATHER” (Speak Softly Love) –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-8
36 42 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-6
37 32 YOU COULD HAVE BEEN A LADY –•– April Wine (Big Tree)-10
38 62 I NEED YOU –•– America (Warner Brothers)-2
39 43 I’VE BEEN LONELY FOR SO LONG –•– Frederick Knight (Stax)-6
40 50 ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-4

OFF THE CHARTS

51 33 RUN RUN RUN –•– Jo Jo Gunne (Asylum)-11
69 31 BABY BLUE –•– Badfinger (Apple)-10

POWER PLAYS

41 56 LONG HAIRED LOVER FROM LIVERPOOL / MOTHER OF MINE –•– Little Jimmy Osmond with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-6
42 45 SMILIN’ –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-6
43 53 AUTOMATICALLY SUNSHINE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-4
44 47 THERE IT IS (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-4
45 54 EVERYTHING GOOD IS BAD, EVERYTHING BAD IS GOOD –•– 100 Proof Aged In Soul (Hot Wax)-9
46 58 IMMIGRATION MAN –•– Graham Nash and David Crosby (Atlantic)-4
47 49 WALK IN THE NIGHT –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-9
48 48 TO GET TO YOU –•– Jerry Wallace (Decca)-11
49 55 DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-6
50 63 HOW CAN I BE SURE –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-2

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

59 — I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-1
73 — TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-1
76 — IT DOESN’T MATTER –•– Stephen Stills (Atlantic)-1
82 — THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A. –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-1
84 — CONQUISTADOR –•– Procol Harum (A&M)-1
91 — VICTIM OF A FOOLISH HEART –•– Bettye Swan (Atlantic)-1
92 — BABY LET ME TAKE YOU (In My Arms) –•– The Detorit Emeralds (Westbound)-1
93 — FUNK FACTORY –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-1
94 — IN A BROKEN DREAM –•– Python Lee Jackson (GNP Crescendo)-1
96 — BEAUTIFUL –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-1
97 — GONE –•– Joey Heatherton (MGM)-1
99 — PASS THE PEAS –•– The JB’s (People)-1
100 — I THANK YOU –•– Donny Hathaway and June Conquest (Curtom)-1

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